2004 1200 XL runs sluggish

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by sanec1, May 28, 2011.

  1. sanec1

    sanec1 Active Member

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    Refuel it now and see if that helps. If it ran fine in the fall it sounds like condensation in the tank.
     
  2. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    When you say You Stored It??

    does this mean you turned OFF the pet-cox and or ran the gas out of the carb to minimize varnish build up ???

    How many Mos. did it actually sit?

    YES get the gas OUT and re-fill with High octane... Run a LITTLE sea-foam thru it as a cleaner then put some miles on it..

    You surly Don't want to take the carb apart until you have to,,,do you?..

    Just My thoughts.

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    SIR BUBBIE has you covered, all you need to do is drain the float bowl in a clean glass, and use your nose...if fuel is dirty or smells like old varnish try draining the ENTIRE fuel system and refill with some fresh high octane fuel with proper concentration of Sea Foam or GumOut and run it long enough at various speeds to hopefully clean without having to disassemble and rebuild the carb.:51:
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    If you look between the cylinders you will see a screw on the carb, that is the float bowl screw, there should be a hose hanging down the frame to catch the gas:s
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Like this...

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  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Yep, that is it a bit slow today Boss cant seem to get motivated, The Redhead is gone for the weekend you would think I would be happy:p